family events

Looking for family friendly events? Community festivals, fun runs, shows, displays, concerts and adventures wait in the Great Lakes. If you are coming in school holiday time there are always a wide range of events just for kids guaranteed to entertain. These events are also a great way to explore the region, make new friends and get to know the locals. Make sure you check the calendar before you come so you don’t miss out on a great event.

Home Care Roadshow

Date: Wed 24 Oct 2018, 10am-12pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 5514 2200

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Home Care Roadshow ... Let's talk about Aged Care services available to keep you living at home for longer. Navigating the aged care space isn't easy. If you have any questions, or you want to k...

Jive for a Jump Start

Date: Sat 27 Oct 2018, 6:30pm Venue: Pacific Palms Surf Club, Contact: 0437 373 029

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Pacific Palms Surf Lifesaving Club presents ... JIVE FOR A JUMP START Featuring Music Down The Decades from talented local performers - all in aid of the Public Access Defibrillator Project for ...

Home Care Roadshow

Date: Tue 30 Oct 2018, 10am-12pm Venue: Hawks Nest Golf Club Contact: 02 5514 2200

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Home Care Roadshow ... Let's talk about Aged Care services available to keep you living at home for longer. Navigating the aged care space isn't easy. If you have any questions, or you want to k...

Lakeside Festival

Date: Sat 3 Nov 2018 Venue: John Wright Park, Tuncurry Contact: 0409 320 620

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Lakeside Music Festival is eight hours of incredible live music on a single intimate stage right by the stunning Wallis Lake. A bar that won't send you broke, good food and you can bring the kids. ...

Hallidays Point Car Boot Sale

Date: Sun 4 Nov 2018, 8am-12pm Venue: Hallidays Point Village Centre Contact: 0488 160 126

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Proudly brought to you by the Lions Club of Hallidays Point. Held on the first Sunday of every month at the Hallidays Point Village Centre car park. With approximately 15-20 stalls you can pick ...

Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Date: Tue 6 Nov 2018, 11am Venue: Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club Contact: 02 6554 6477

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Watch the races live on the big screen & enjoy Melbourne Cup Day as if you were there! Barriers open at 11am Robert Oatley wine tasting Live entertainment, giveaways, raffles, novelty hat...

Marine Rescue Christmas Morning Tea

Date: Fri 9 Nov 2018, 9:30am Venue: Marine Rescue Building, Forster Breakwall Contact: 02 6555 2871

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The Breakwall Bells of Marine Rescue Forster-Tuncurry invite you and your friends to join them for a Christmas Morning Tea. 9:30am until 12 noon Come and join in the fun. There will be lucky doo...

Newcastle Permanent Cinema Under The Stars - The Greatest Showman

Date: Sat 10 Nov 2018, 5:30pm Venue: Bicentennial Park, Forster Contact: 02 4927 4219

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Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest free outdoor cinema program and is returning to Forster!  Before the sun sets and the movie gets underway enjoy a great line...

Home Care Roadshow

Date: Tue 20 Nov 2018, 10am-12pm Venue: Club Taree Contact: 02 5514 2200

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Home Care Roadshow ... Let's talk about Aged Care services available to keep you living at home for longer. Navigating the aged care space isn't easy. If you have any questions, or you want to k...

Drought Relief Concert

Date: Fri 23 Nov 2018, 8pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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Drought Relief Concert ... help us help them Hallidays Point Lions Club are presenting a great concert packed with local talent in aid of the devastating drought that is affecting our farmers. T...

'Grease' Pink Ribbon Fundraiser

Date: Sat 24 Nov 2018, 4pm Venue: Hallidays Point Public School Contact: 0413 790 862

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Grease is the word …… Live Entertainment with Girls Night In  Come along for a night of fun. Pre-loved ladies clothing, shoes and bags stall, cookies, drinks, lots of games, k...

Taree Night Bazaar

Date: Sat 24 Nov 2018, 5pm-9:30pm Venue: Manning St, Taree Contact: 0422 950 456

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Introduced in 2014 to showcase the work achieved by the Tidy Up Taree volunteers and the creation of Taree's first Civic Heart, this great family friendly celebration is now a major yearly event in Ta...

Hallidays Point Car Boot Sale

Date: Sun 2 Dec 2018, 8am-12pm Venue: Hallidays Point Village Centre Contact: 0488 160 126

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Proudly brought to you by the Lions Club of Hallidays Point. Held on the first Sunday of every month at the Hallidays Point Village Centre car park. With approximately 15-20 stalls you can pick ...

A Taste of Irish Christmas

Date: Sat 8 Dec 2018, 8pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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All tickets $39 each ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ hits the stage this December featuring stars directly from London’s West End. Witness the World Champions of Irish dance tak...

The Merry Widow

Date: Tue 11 Dec 2018, 10am & 7pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

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A Cinema Live Film Irresistibly frothy and lavishly theatrical, The Merry Widow has enough tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers to fuel a French farce. Based on the beloved operetta, t...

Elands Market

Date: Sun 16 Dec 2018, 10am (TBC) Venue: Bulga Soldiers Memorial Hall Contact: 02 6550 4588

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This small market will have legendary toasties, hair dresser extraordinaire, cakes made by angels and a wonderful variation of stalls for your perusal including handmade and home grown items, local pr...

Wingham Summertime Rodeo

Date: Sat 5 Jan 2019,12pm Venue: Wingham Showground Contact: 0427 591 680

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Prepare for some adrenalin pumping events at Wingham Showground when the Wingham Summertime Rodeo comes to town. The Rodeo attracts thousands of visitors who witness amazing action in the arena. Th...

Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Date: Sat 5 Jan 2019, 8pm Venue: Club Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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The Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Tribute Show features all live instruments and vocals with a fantastic band of talented musicians. You will be treated to all the hit songs including Rhiannon, ...

Free Kids Bingo

Date: Mon 7 Jan 2019, 10am Venue: Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club Contact: 02 6554 6477

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Kids Bingo every Monday in January 2019! 10am for eyes down at 10:30am Free...

Kids Pizza Making

Date: Wed 9 Jan 2019, 11am Venue: Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club Contact: 02 6554 6477

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Kids make your own pizza! Includes chef's apron, hat and their very own pizza creation. $5 per child Bookings essential. Limited places....

Free Kids Bingo

Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019, 10am Venue: Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club Contact: 02 6554 6477

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Kids Bingo every Monday in January 2019! 10am for eyes down at 10:30am Free...

Seafood Raceday

Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019 Venue: Tuncurry Racecourse Contact: 0429 967 823

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Join in the fun and excitement of racing at Tuncurry Forster Jockey Club. Showcasing the best local seafood that the Great Lakes has to offer. Gates open at 12 noon (subject to change). ...

Free Kids Bingo

Date: Mon 21 Jan 2019, 10am Venue: Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club Contact: 02 6554 6477

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Kids Bingo every Monday in January 2019! 10am for eyes down at 10:30am Free...

Kids Pizza Making

Date: Wed 23 Jan 2019, 11am Venue: Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club Contact: 02 6554 6477

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Kids make your own pizza! Includes chef's apron, hat and their very own pizza creation. $5 per child Bookings essential. Limited places....

Free Kids Bingo

Date: Mon 28 Jan 2019, 10am Venue: Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club Contact: 02 6554 6477

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Kids Bingo every Monday in January 2019! 10am for eyes down at 10:30am Free...

Men of League Charity Raceday

Date: Sat 9 Mar 2019 Venue: Tuncurry Racecourse Contact: 0429 967 823

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Join in the fun and excitement of racing at Tuncurry Forster Jockey Club. Gates open at 12 noon (subject to change). Entry fee: $5 members and pensioners, $10 non-members, kids under 16 ...

Ladies Raceday

Date: Sat 18 May 2019 Venue: Tuncurry Racecourse Contact: 0429 967 823

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Join in the fun and excitement of racing at Tuncurry Forster Jockey Club. The first 100 ladies through the gate receive a free gift bag with goodies as well as a voucher for a glass of champagn...

Manning Made Artisans' Fair

Date: Sun 2 Jun 2019, 9am-3pm Venue: Taree PCYC Contact: 0415 504 026

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The Wingham Spinners and Craft Group are organising an artisans' fair as part of the Manning Winter Festival. See spinning and weaving demonstrations and meet the artists. There will be hand made g...


Boomerang Bikes - Forster & Hawks Nest

Location:  Reflections Holiday Parks Forster Beach, Reserve Road, Forster

Cycling is becoming more and more popular, as a mode of transport, for recreation or for wellbeing. Boomerang Bikes hire s...

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